Winemaker Keith Emerson is the Director of Winemaking for Vineyard 29, a Napa-based winery and custom-crush facility. This debut wine from his own label is flat-out lovely. A core of focused cherry fruit is surrounded with accent flavors that circle like moons around a central planet. Tart acids, sweet toast, dark chocolate and a whisp of smoke, all almost ethereal and finely crafted.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.